Akins double seals promotion

Date published: Saturday 18th April 2015 5:58

Dave Edwards: Staying at Molineux

On a memorable day for the Brewers, two goals from Lucas Akins helped Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side seal a comfortable victory over a poor Morecambe side to confirm a place in the third tier of English football for the first time in their history as Wycombe were unable to beat AFC Wimbledon.

Burton took a deserved lead on the half-hour mark. Morecambe defender Andy Parrish was dispossessed on the edge of his own area allowing Akins a free run on goal and he slid the ball coolly under Andreas Arestidou.

The goal came just a couple of minutes after Burton had missed a penalty. Laurence Wilson was penalised for bring down Stuart Beavon but Damien McCrory saw his spot-kick well saved by Arestidou.

Akins doubled the lead on the hour, though, when Burton were awarded their second penalty of the afternoon. Arestidou brought down Beavon after he failed to take control of a backpass and Akins made no mistake from 12 yards.

The home side pulled one back with a close-range header from Mark Hughes in the closing stages after an excellent Paul Mullin cross to make it a nervous finish for the Brewers.

Aaron Wildig then volleyed inches wide three minutes into stoppage time but Burton held on to spark the celebrations.

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